The Oakland Yacht Club (OYC) was founded in 1913. They first met in Peterson's boat house "at the foot of 12th Street." They were forced to move, and built a $250 clubhouse at the foot of 19th Avenue, where they were until 1977 when they moved to Alameda. 1

Members have included:

The OYC website says Jack London kept his 30' yawl Roamer there until his death in 1916 1, but other sources 2 say he was a member of the Vallejo Yacht Club and kept the Roamer (formerly the Isis) nearby on the Napa River. Given the proximity to Glen Ellen, that seems more likely.

Links and References

  1. Oakland Yacht Club website
  2. Jack London letter to Vallejo Yacht Club surfaces April 1, 2012